Hi, I’m Karen for Expert Village. Today I
will show you how to decoupage a table top with a chess board design. We will be using
some of the fabulous stationary papers that are available in craft stores, stationary
stores and specialty paper stores. Decoupage is a great decorating choice because it allows
much more precision in design than you would have if you were painting. Plus the variety
of papers of available give you a huge range of colors, textures and style to work with.
We will be using a mulberry paper which has fibers and leaves pressed into it. Used on
our chess board, it almost looks like marble. You can turn any table top into a beautiful
decoupage chess board. I am using an old one that I want to refurbish, its been very used
so it’s already marked out with the grid but all you would need to do is on your, if you
had a plain table top is to mark out the grid of the chess board to start. Now I am going
to be using these beautiful mulberry type papers. They have lots of texture and pretty
colors. You can get an amazing assortment of fine papers now and you can put together
beautiful decoupage with these papers. You will also need some decoupage glue for this
project, scissors, a paint brush, some sand paper, a two twenty grit just to finish the
surface. And you will also need either a paper cutter or a cutting board and straight edge.